True Digital and Ali Cloud launch climate tech platform

True Digital group has joined hands with Alibaba Cloud to launch the climate technology platform using the latter’s AI solutions to enable Thai businesses to achieve sustainable growth.


Ekaraj Panjavinin, chief digital officer, True Corp, said climate change has negatively impacted people in Thailand and around the world so True has developed the platform using AI and other technologies to address the problem by reducing carbon emissions via more efficient energy consumption methods.


“By collaborating with Alibaba Cloud, we combine the expertise and capabilities using data  from various sources to create innovative solutions,” he said.


William Xiong, vice president of Alibaba Cloud,  said the firm has introduced AI-driven solutions to customer such as Bangkok Hospital to improve energy efficiency.


Using the platform,  Bangkok Hospital group or BDMS, one of Thailand’s largest hospital chains, has achieved a monthly average reduction in energy consumption of up 15 per cent for its air-conditioning and ventilation  system.


According to Prasart Koosermmit, facility management manager, Bangkok Hospital, the achievement has resulted from True’s expertise in digital solutions, IoT devices, infrastructure as well as the platform’s management of the hospital’s energy system and data analysis and predictive insights.


There was also installation of IoT devices in chiller plants in the air-con system turning previously mechanical controls into a digital system.


Bangkok Hospital has a target to reduce its carbon footprint by 30 percent within 2030  


Currently, a smart energy platform allows companies t manage their carbon accounts efficiently with daily reports for management using AI-driven expert software from Ali Cloud.


Due to growing concerns on climate change, enterprises need to have a corporate vision on  low carbon commitment and action plans.


According to True Digital, healthcare,  automotive, retail, and  manufacturing are among key sectors in  Thailand likely to use the climate technology platform.